'The $300 House' Challenge

Bring affordable housing to the world’s poor. $25,000 prize pool

Current Rank: 31
banieramartina
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31. Rank6.82 Rating220 Ratings105 Comments6448 ViewsSubmitted on Apr 20, 2011
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Bamboobox

stackable bamboo housing boxes, for 3rd world countries. Basic unit and "children"units. Made from woven bamboo boards and available local material.

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Solution

cost estimation:

cob/adobe : free
woven bamboo mats : minimun costs
moso bamboo poles used for framwork: approximately from $15 to $80 (depending on diameter, lenght, treatment with boric acid)

innovation: use of woven bamboo as interior insulation material and material for flooring, ceiling, wall paneling and furniture framework at the same time.

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